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Summary: In a searing parody of American television and racial attitudes a young African American network executive, under pressure from his white boss, creates a minstrel show, hoping that it will fail and that he will be released from his network contract -- but the TV show becomes both a hit and the subject of much controversy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BAM

Angelou, Maya

Summary: In the third volume of her autobiography, the author recounts her passage into adulthood and the white world, and her initial experiences of marriage, motherhood, and show business.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Summary: Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS STO

Hagen, Tom.

Summary: Discover the secrets of conquering America's most popular casino game! Expert player Tom Hagen and author Sonia Weiss guide you through the basic rules, and reveal the surprisingly easy tricks the casinos don't want you to know. Whether you're counting cards of doubling down, you'll master the intricate techniques you need to win—putting the odds in your favor every time!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 793 HAG

Grabenstein, Chris

Summary: Everybody starts somewhere, and once upon a time Luigi Lemoncello was a twelve-year-old boy in a large family who dreamed of being a showman; he gets his first chance working for a famous barker at a summer carnival where a mysterious puzzle leads him and his friends on a treasure hunt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GRA

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GRA

Bagley, Jessixa

Summary: Maurice loved to share his music with everyone, and the crowds loved him, but times changed, his audience drifted away, and without anyone to share with Maurice became sad and lonely--until one day, his heart remembered and he found a new audience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BAG

O'Connor, Jane

Summary: "It's Nancy Clancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year--she's been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb. So when Nancy gets a callback, she's overwhelmed with joy! But after Nancy's performance during the play is captured on a video that gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OCO

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3 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OCO

Phillips, Katrina M.

Summary: "In 1921, Inupait seamstress Ada Blackjack joined a a group of four white men who wanted to establish a trading post on Wrangel Island in the freezing Arctic Ocean. The explorers were stranded on the island when their return ship was forced to turn back due to ice. Facing harsh conditions and dwindling food supplies, the men died one by one, but Ada remained. Find out how she alone managed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910.92 PHI

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC PHI

Gutman, Dan

Summary: "From the best-selling author of My Weird School: a new entry in the cheerful and engaging biography series centered on high-interest historic figures. Did you know that Lucille Ball could pick up radio signals through her teeth? Or that her career was almost destroyed because she was a registered Communist? Bet you didn't know that, as a studio executive, she green-lit both Star Trek and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAL

Glancy, Diane

Summary: "In September 1921, a young Inupiat woman named Ada Blackjack traveled to Wrangel Island, 200 miles off the Arctic Coast of Siberia, as a cook and seamstress, along with four professional explorers. The expedition did not go as planned. When a rescue shipfinally broke through the ice two years later, she was the only survivor. Diane Glancy discovered Blackjack's diary in the Dartmouth archives...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turtle Point Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GLA

Summary: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T. Wanting to transfer to the Harvard School of Medicine, he learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the tuition. Then Ben is introduced into a small but secretive club by his math professor, Micky Rosa. The club has four other students: Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Jimmy; and they are being trained by Mickey in the skill of blackjack...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TWE RATED PG-13

Snyder, Arnold.

Contents: Introductions -- Bachelor of counting -- Faulty logic -- Dumb strategies -- Smart strategies -- On going pro -- War games -- Team attacks -- Rules, rules -- Weird stuff -- Other games -- Experts schmexperts -- Afterwords.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RGE Pub. 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 795.42 SNY

Summary: Imagine a world in which gospel, the blues, jazz, R & B, and rock 'n' roll didn't exist. These indigenous American musical forms are the product of, and a moving expression of the African American experience. Musical geniuses and innovators like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix turned individual and collective histories of suffering and injustice into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Summary: Examines entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SAM

Summary: Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA VAL

Reynolds, Debbie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all, and done most of it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 REYNOLDS, DEBBIE REY

Spinner, Stephanie.

Summary: An account of the life and exploits of the sharpshooting entertainer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

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Stillman, Deanne

Summary: Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 STIL

Summary: Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HOW

Summary: Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld where innocence is lost and dreams turn into nightmares. Quickly descending into a dangerous state of paranoid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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Summary: Profiles six prominent heroes and villains of the American West.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Wi

Akasaka, Aka

Summary: "Hoping to glean more information about his father, Aqua agrees to join the dating reality show We're About to Fall in Love for Real! Most of the production's teenage-celeb cast members are in it for the exposure, but not all publicity is good publicity. When the footage can be edited for maximum drama, 'reality' becomes whatever the director wants it to be -- even if that means leaving...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2023

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Davis, Fiona

Summary: "From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home--a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2019

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Pancholy, Maulik

Summary: "From the acclaimed actor and Stonewall Honor-winning author of The Best at It, Maulik Pancholy, comes a new middle grade novel about a gay Indian American boy who learns the power of using his voice. Thirteen-year-old Nikhil Shah is the beloved voice actor for Raj Reddy on the hit animated series Raj Reddy in Outer Space. But being a star on TV doesn't mean you have everything figured out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAN

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